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Bibil Identifier bibil:229584
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Music as a Medium of Oral Transmission in Jesus Communities
Author Hearon, Holly E.
Journal Biblical Theology Bulletin (Volume: 43, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language English
Pages 180-190 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The oral transmission of early Christian traditions continues to be a subject of scholarly interest (see, e.g., Bauckham, J. Dewey, Dunn, Gerhardsson, Hearon, Kelber, Le Donne, Wire). Relatively unexplored is the intersection between the transmission of oral traditions and music as a medium of communication in the ancient world. In turn, while there is no shortage of studies on music, singing, and hymnody in the early church (Cosgrove, McKinnon, Quasten, J. A. Smith, W. S. Smith, Page, to name but a few), these studies tend to focus more on questions of terminology, origins, settings, and content than on how music functioned as a medium of communication. In this essay, I seek to fill this gap by examining music as a medium of communication in the ancient world and proposing ways in which attention to music opens new avenues of exploration in the study of oral traditions.
DOI DOI:10.1177/0146107913504874
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Oral Tradition
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Music
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Milieu of the New Testament
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